Bienvenidos to the Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation!
We are so glad you found us!
No matter where you are from when you visit our Lakeside shul, you will suddenly feel like you are home, surrounded by warm and welcoming Jews. Community is the essence of Jewish life and it is even more important here since so many of our friends and families live in other countries.
Wherever you are on your journey – observant, reform, conservative, returning, secular, converting, questioning, the important thing is you are here, and we welcome you.
We are small, friendly, inclusive, culturally diverse, egalitarian independent shul and we believe in making Judaism available and accessible to all who seek it. We serve the Lakeside community and our doors are open to everyone including interfaith and same sex couples and families. We encourage participation from all who seek a connection to Jewish life, religious or spiritually.
We invite you to explore our website and join our mailing list (at the bottom of the page). Learn more about our community by visiting and experiencing the shul during services, holidays and events.
If you would like to meet anyone- the Board of Directors, our Lay Rabbi, please click here.
Dip, Drip & Sip! July 3, 2019
Join the LCJC gang for a fun afternoon of swimming, schmoozing and noshing. The crystal clear pool and tree-filled grounds of the Hotel Monte Carlo are directly on Lake Chapala’s shore. Read More…
Jewish Day Camp July 19,2019
It is time to commit to the camp and to some of the workshops that we will be having. I was pleased with the interest that was shown after the first letter went out. In this Google Form you will find that there are some new offerings and that we have dropped a couple of courses. Read More…
Simchat Torah October 22, 2019
Gifting of a new Torah from Congregation B’er Chayim in Cumberland, Maryland. A parade, food and dancing horses are a few of the activities planned for the celebration. Read More…
July 6 Saturday Services will begin at 10 AM
July 19 Friday Services will begin approximately at 6pm at Carol Bensman’s home.
July 26 Friday services will begin at 6 pm at the Shul. Potluck to follow
Laina Dicker has volunteered to update the Yarzheit listing used in services to remember the names of our loved ones who have passed. Please send the names and secular calendar month of passing of those people you’d like to have remembered to Laina at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our thanks to Laina.
LCJC always welcomes volunteers to assist in making our synagogue a place to call home. If you have any ideas/skills/desire to participate, please contact any member of the Board of Directors. We are currently looking for someone to be our Communications Coordinator to take charge of the weekly bulletin, publicity for our various synagogue activities and update/maintain social media sites.
Rabbi Charles Arian is conducting an online course on the weekly Torah portion with Rashi’s commentary on the first and third Thursdays of the calendar month at 8 pm Eastern time. If interested in participating paste: https:/zoom.us/j/6450339344 into your browser. Also, please advise Rabbi Arian at: email@example.com in advance so he can send you the texts prior to the class.
He and his wife Keleigh are hoping to visit the Lakeside area again this July. Charles and Keleigh were here in July 2018 and attended Friday night services with us. They would like to find a house-sitting opportunity (with or without pets) sometime during July in order to extend their visit. Rabbi Arian has also offered to conduct lectures, lessons, sermons, a stand-up routine (actually, I added that part – Betty), or whatever we would like as a participant in our community while he’s here. A member of Rabbis without Borders, he recently returned from a trip to the border at Nogales. You can read an article here about the trip. If you think you might be able to offer a house-sitting for opportunity for Charles and Keleigh, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be in touch with them. Or you can friend Charles himself on Facebook.
Please keep them and their families in your thoughts.
Let us know of other members of our community in need of support.
LCJC now has a Yahrzeit Board in the sanctuary. If you have a loved one that you would like to remember in this way, contact Laina Dicker at email@example.com Individual plaques for the Yahrzeit Board are available for 1000 pesos each.
BENEFIT FROM A VISIT? If you or a friend would benefit from a visit or a phone call. Please contact Susana Greenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 332-815 4973
Commemorate an event, honor a memory, or celebrate a loved one by making a donation of any denomination to LCJC’s Discretionary or Operating Funds, or by purchasing a leaf on LCJC’s “Tree of Life” displayed in the Sanctuary. For more information, please e-mail email@example.com or contact any Board Member.
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